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Rocket League physical sales top 1 million

Psyonix has sold 1 million physical copies of its hit racing-soccer hybrid, Rocket League, in less than a year.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

April 12, 2017

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Psyonix has sold 1 million physical copies of its hit racing-soccer hybrid, Rocket League, in less than a year. 

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the studio gave its popular digital title a physical release last summer with the help of 505 Games, which has previously pushed out boxed versions of other digital hits like Terraria and Stardew Valley

Rocket League's success on the physical market highlights the potential for digital-only titles to branch out and find their feet in retail stores. It's a point hammered home by Psyonix's VP of publishing, Jeremy Dunham, who told GI.biz that the majority of those phsiycal purchases were made by new players. 

"How do we know?" asked Dunham. "Because post-launch we can track new accounts and compare those against both physical and digital sales and the math of it all says that it's mostly a new audience."

As of March this year, Rocket League had sold 10.5 million copes across all platforms, and boasted 29 million registered players.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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